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Be There 04-23-14

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Today
Los Alamos Community of Atheists will discuss the role of religion/spirituality in health care as both a potential resource or liability. Discussion will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. upstairs at Mesa Public Library. All are welcome. Email losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com with questions or go to Facebook.

“Sisters in Art — Sisters at Heart,” shows daily in the Portal Gallery of Fuller Lodge Art Center through Saturday.
Thursday
Book and Gift Fair. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Doctor’s Lobby Area. Benefits the LAMC Auxiliary.

Benefit spaghetti dinner for Joy Handsberry, a Los Alamos High School teacher battling cancer. 5:30 p.m. at the Christian church. Members of the community are invited to come eat dinner with cookies for dessert. There will also be a dessert auction, sponsored by the Los Alamos math department. The public is welcome. Tickets are not required, but donations are appreciated.

The Boy Scouts of America is having its annual Fire-Up for Scouting Cub Scout recruiting events at fire stations in Los Alamos and White Rock. Event No. 1 will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Station No. 4, 4401 Diamond Drive across from the Golf Course. Boys who will graduate from Kindergarten through fourth grades (5-10 years old) can be registered for the Cub Scouting program, including summer activities such as June Day Camp. Bring a checkbook for payment of registration fees of $24. For more information email NNM District Director Kevin McClelland, Kevin.McClelland@scouting.org.

“Race to Nowhere.” Second showing, 6:30 p.m. at UNM-LA’s Jeanette Wallace Lecture Hall.

Free Chamber workshop on how to start or re-invent a business. 1 to 3 p.m. at UNM-LA Lecture Hall 2. The presenters will be the four principals in LABi, a local start-up business whose mission is to assist businesses, particularly tech transfer and startups, at all stages of development. Free to Chamber members and business assistance clients. For more information, call Katy Korkos, 661-4816.
Friday
“Jump for Joy”. Benefit for Joy Handsberry, a Los Alamos High School teacher battling cancer. Students and staff will take shifts jumping on a trampoline for 24 hours straight. 7:30 a.m. until the following morning. Donations are accepted for meeting this all night challenge. Throughout the event, music and snacks will be provided to those who attend.

Trash Transformed Show Opening Reception. 5-8 p.m. at the Jemez Fine Art Gallery, 17346 Hwy 4, south of Jemez Springs Village Plaza. For more information, call 575-829-3340.

Variety Dance Showcase. A fundraiser by the YMCA to provide scholarships. 6:30 p.m. at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road. $10 per person, sold at the door.
Saturday
The 2014 Dog Jog. 8 a.m. at the White Rock United Methodist Church. $25.

April 26 — The Pajarito Astronomers county-sponsored Dark Night. 8 p.m. at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock. Weather permitting. The public is invited to wander among the telescopes and star gaze. The planets Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be visible. There will be a tour of the Spring constellations, and telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Viewing will end before midnight. Call Steve Becker at 662-3252 for information.
Sunday
The annual Phi Beta Kappa Los Alamos chapter banquet featuring guest speaker Dr. Doug Dunston and honoring the outstanding 2014 Los Alamos High School graduates will be 5:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. There is a deadline for the members who did not receive an invitation of April 16 call 672-0249 or 667-8927 if they would like to attend.